Rays pitcher Chris Archer is Wednesday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2017 season as of May 10:
|1||Kershaw, Clayton 2494||pi sp||lad nl||7.0|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||6.7|
|3||Santana, Ervin 2005||pi sp||min al||6.7|
|4||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||6.0|
|5||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||5.4|
|6||Triggs, Andrew 3723||pi sp||oak al||5.4|
|7||Kimbrel, Craig 2825||pi cp||bos al||5.0|
|8||Nova, Ivan 2796||pi sp||pit nl||5.0|
|9||Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||kc al||5.0|
|10||Holland, Greg 2906||pi cp||col nl||5.0|
Also Wednesday, Athletics pitcher Andrew Triggs rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors.
Player of the Day—Archer struck out 11 over eight scoreless innings, allowing five hits and no walks, in the 12-1 win over the Royals.
National League Player of the Day—Rockies pitcher German Marquez struck out eight over eight scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk-in the 3-0 win over the Cubs.
This was Marquez’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Marquez made his Major League debut Sept. 8, 2016, and was playing in his 10th career game. He is the 3,788th player to debut in Box-Toppers since record keeping began in 1995.
American League Batter of the Day—Robinson Cano of the Mariners homered and went 4-for-5, scoring twice and driving in three runs, in the 11-6 win over the Phillies.
Cano has now earned Box-Toppers points in 13 consecutive seasons. He earned his first points in 2005 with the Yankees and has 76.9 career points, sixth among active AL batters. His best season was 2013 with the Yankees, when he had 12.5 points, fourth among AL batters. In 2016, Cano had 8.0 points with the Mariners, second among AL second basemen.
National League Batter of the Day—Dexter Fowler of the Cardinals hit a pinch-hit, go-ahead triple in the 7-5 win over the Marlins. Fowler went 1-for-1, scoring once and driving in two runs.
Rankings—Athletics pitcher Andrew Triggs rises to sixth place in Box-Toppers season player rankings after earning Player of the Game honors Wednesday.
Triggs (6IP 3H R 3BB 4K W in the 3-1 win over the Angels) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 5.4 for the season. Triggs ranks fourth among AL pitchers.
Scoring—Archer earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Marquez earns 1.7 points for being NL Player of the Day. Cano and Fowler each earn 1.5 points for being their league’s Batter of the Day. All of Wednesday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
About Box-Toppers—Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. In regular season games, players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.
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Top player from each gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score
|5/10||Score||Game||Player of the Game||AB||R||H||BI||IP||H||R||ER||BB||K|
|MLB||14.0||TB 12, KC 1||Chris Archer (W,3-1)||-||-||-||-||8.0||5||0||0||0||11|
|NL||12.0||COL 3, CHC 0||German Marquez (W,1-2)||-||-||-||-||8.0||3||0||0||1||8|
|6.0||ARI 7, DET 1||Zack Godley (W,1-0)||-||-||-||-||7.0||4||1||1||1||6|
|4.1||LAD 5, PIT 2||Kenta Maeda (W,3-2)||-||-||-||-||8.1||5||2||2||0||5|
|BAT||4.0||SEA 11, PHI 6||Robinson Cano, 2B||5||2||4||3||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|4.0||WSH 7, BAL 6||Matt Albers (W,2-0)||-||-||-||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|3.0||TOR 8, CLE 7||Ezequiel Carrera, RF||5||3||3||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|BAT||3.0||STL 7, MIA 5||Dexter Fowler, PH||1||1||1||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||SF 6, NYM 5||Buster Posey, 1B-C||4||3||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||TEX 4, SD 3||Shin-Soo Choo, DH||3||1||3||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||HOU 4, ATL 2||Carlos Correa, SS||3||1||2||2||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2.0||OAK 3, LAA 1||Andrew Triggs (W,5-2)||-||-||-||-||6.0||3||1||1||3||4|
|1.0||MIL 7, BOS 4||Travis Shaw, 3B||4||2||2||1||-||-||-||-||-||-|
AL—Overall American League Player of the Day, worth 1.7 total Box-Toppers points.
NL—Overall National League Player of the Day, worth 1.7 total Box-Toppers points.
BAT—Top AL or NL Batter of the Day, worth 1.5 total Box-Toppers points.
All other players listed here earn Player of the Game honors, worth 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
` Pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.
Box-Toppers point totals of the day’s top playersHere are Box-Toppers point totals of each of the Players of the Game. Players are ranked by their Box-Toppers point total for the current season (’17). Also shown are each players’ Box-Toppers point total for this season and last (’16-17), the period 2012-2017 (’12-17) and each players’ career point total. Also shown is how their 2017 Box-Toppers point total compares with their 2016 total (+/-).
|Player of the Game||Pos||Team||’17||’16-17||’12-17||Career||+/-|
|Triggs, Andrew 3723||pi sp||oak al||5.4||6.4||6.4||6.4||4.4|
|Shaw, Travis 3544||3b 1b||mil nl||2.5||9.5||13.7||13.7||-4.5|
|Fowler, Dexter 2698||cf ph||stl nl||2.5||4.0||18.0||20.5||1.0|
|Choo, Shin-Soo 2267||rf dh||tex al||2.5||3.5||23.5||50.2||1.5|
|Maeda, Kenta 3609||pi sp||lad nl||2.0||12.0||12.0||12.0||-8.0|
|Archer, Chris 3194||pi sp||tb al||2.0||11.0||51.1||51.1||-7.0|
|Posey, Buster 2745||ca 1b||sf nl||2.0||5.5||30.5||35.0||-1.5|
|Marquez, German 3788||pi sp||col nl||1.7||1.7||1.7||1.7||1.7|
|Cano, Robinson 2092||2b||sea al||1.5||9.5||39.0||76.9||-6.5|
|Correa, Carlos 3506||ss||hou al||1.0||8.7||15.9||15.9||-6.7|
|Godley, Zack 3538||pi sp||ari nl||1.0||2.0||5.7||5.7||0.0|
|Albers, Matt 2274||pi cp||dc nl||1.0||2.0||3.0||6.0||0.0|
|Carrera, Ezequiel 2873||rf||tor al||1.0||1.0||3.5||5.5||1.0|